TESSERAE, The Art of Mosaic was the third juried mosaic exhibition hosted by the Second City Council Gallery and Performance Space in Long Beach, CA. It was organized by LUZ MACK-DURINI and DAWN MENDELSON, under the direction of the CHERYL BENNET. I had the honor to select the work for the show and took the opportunity to interview four artists and two organizers, using Skype (to California, England and Italy). The interviews were assigned QR codes that were posted in the gallery and linked to the audio files.
LINDA MARTIN speaks about her mosaic studio practice and the making of "Ashley Lies."
Linda Martin, Ashley Lies
IRIS MUELLER on "Walking Down the Purple Road."
Iris Mueller, Walking Down the Purple Road
MARIAN SHAPIRO on "Lifescape."
Marian Shapiro, Lifescape
DOREEN ADAMS on "Mad Hatter's Tea Party."
DAWN MENDELSON on the Piece by Piece community mural project
Dawn Mendelson, Sunrise - community mural
LUZ MACK-DURINI on developing the mosaic exhibition program at 2CC.
Luz Mack-Durini, Pathways
Juror statement by George Fishman as audio above. QR code links to audio.